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RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The total amount of fundraising reported by candidates for governor in South Dakota’s current election cycle has surpassed $12 million, and total spending is approaching $10 million, according to a Rapid City Journal analysis.
WEST FARGO -- A West Fargo Sheyenne High School senior has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota during a statewide scholarship program for high school girls. Esofi Nunyi, the daughter of Dorin Ngwe, competed against three other finalists for the state honor and will now compete in the national finals in Mobile, Ala., in June.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The 2022 Babe Ruth World Series for 14-year-olds will return to Williston in northwest North Dakota in 2022, it was announced by the baseball league’s international headquarters staff in Hamilton, N.J. Williston will be able to select its own team for the event because it’s the host and will compete with eight regional champions from across the country, plus the North Dakota Babe Ruth state champion for 14-year-olds.
GRAND FORKS — The world’s largest group for police leaders has recognized the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota for its work in prosecuting suspects in an international drug ring that led to several fentanyl overdose deaths.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Supreme Court has now waded into North Dakota election law. The high court on Tuesday, Oct. 9, responding to an emergency appeal, released a decision on a 6-2 vote that will allow the state to require a residential address on a driver's license or ID card to vote and won't accept a post office box except with supplemental proof of a residential address. The issue has been lingering since the 2017 state Legislature approved a change in the voting law.
FARGO — As a parent and grandparent, Kristie Spooner has two roles that pushed her to help form a group that opposes the recreational marijuana measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. Called "Healthy & Productive North Dakota Against Measure 3," she said her organization is focused on the health effects and other dangers of marijuana. Spooner also said she knows firsthand about the health risks of marijuana from her job as an addiction counselor in Fargo.
HUGO, Minn. — It's not always that conservation and economic development go hand-in-hand. However, the new state director of The Conservation Fund in Minnesota said that's exactly what the nonprofit organization has as its goal: to blend the two together.
FARGO — It's now been four years since a Fargo mother whisked away her two children to a remote Indian reservation in northwest South Dakota, for which she was later convicted of parental kidnapping. Despite a tribal court ruling in April that said the girls should be returned to Fargo to their fathers, who have been awarded custody in North Dakota courts, the case is still tied up in legal proceedings. A ruling by a Native American tribal appeals court on Tuesday, Sept. 25., didn't help settle the case either.
FARGO -- Led by its low jobless rate and housing affordability, Fargo was rated the seventh best city in the United States to raise a family, according to a financial website. WalletHub.com said this week as children returned to school that they used 46 areas of study among 180 cities to determine the most family-friendly places.
ST. PAUL — The controversial "Waters of the U.S." rule that has upset most farmers, but pleased environmentalists has been reinstated in 26 states, including Minnesota. The suspension of the rule remains in effect in North Dakota, South Dakota and the other 22 states where different federal court rulings are in effect.